Dominant Hand May Begin in Womb

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[Source: Psych Central]

Are we born either right- or left-handed, or do we randomly choose a dominant hand as young children? The answer to this question has been debatable, as it takes a few months for a newborn to grasp an object, a few years to draw and then to write, leading to the possible preference for the use of one hand or other parts of the body.

Now a new Italian study published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that hand preference is already well-defined by the 18th week of gestation and that the motor system is highly sophisticated by this point.

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